Heartland In Studio

Jeffrey Foucault plays songs from his new album, 'Blood Brothers'


Jeffrey Foucault performs at Radio Heartland

Jeffrey Foucault's new album, 'Blood Brothers,' releases Friday, June 22, but we were lucky enough to get Jeffrey and the full band, with special guests Dusty Heart (Molly Dean and Barbara Jean) to stop in the Radio Heartland studio to play songs from the forthcoming record.

John Louis performs live at Radio Heartland


John Louis performs in the Radio Heartland studio

John Louis's songwriting is reminiscent of Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. Van Zandt was a personal hero of John's, so John's new live album is very loosely based on a live record Townes recorded back in 1977. John Louis recently stopped at Radio Heartland to perform some songs from the new album.

Caitlin Canty performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Caitlin Canty performs at Radio Heartland

Inspired by her recent move to Nashville, Caitlin Canty's new album 'Motel Bouquet' was written to post snapshots of life in transition - and of looking forward to the future. Canty, along with pedal steel player Eric Heywood, stopped at Radio Heartland to play some songs from her new album.

Mipso perform in the Radio Heartland studio


Mipso perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Mipso's new album, 'Edges Run,' was recorded in Eugene, Ore., far from the band's home in North Carolina. The location, as well as working with producer Todd Sickafoose, lent a different vibe to the new album. Mipso stopped in the Radio Heartland studio to talk about the making of 'Edges Run' and to play some songs from the record.

Singer-songwriter Johnsmith performs at Radio Heartland


Singer-songwriter Johnsmith

Ahead of his performances and workshops at the 2018 Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter Johnsmith stopped in the Radio Heartland studio to play some songs from his recent album, 'Gingko.'

Becky Kapell celebrates 'That Certain Ache'


Erik Brandt and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet at Radio Heartland

Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Becky Kapell says her new album ' was inspired by David Duchovny and Dolly Parton.' Ahead of the album's release show on Friday, May 18, Kapell, along with guitarist and producer Paul Bergen, joined Mike Pengra in the Radio Heartland studio to spin a few tracks and to talk about the new album.

John Gorka performs in the Radio Heartland studio


John Gorka performs in the Radio Heartland studio

John Gorka's latest album, 'True In Time,' was released on Red House Records earlier this year, and it marks 30 years since the release of Gorka's very first album, 'I Know.' John Gorka stopped by the Radio Heartland studio to sing a few songs from his latest album.

Alastair Moock performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Alastair Moock

Alastair Moock writes music for any and all audiences, whether for grownup folk audiences or for audiences of children. Moock was recently in Minnesota for shows at the Walker Art Center and at the Mall of America when he stopped at Radio Heartland to play some songs, including an a cappella number Moock dubs 'medical hip hop.'

Brianna Kocka performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Brianna Kocka

Brianna Kocka has been performing around the Twin Cities with different bands for a while now, but her new solo album marks a turn in her musical direction. Hear songs from 'Dreamlife' recorded in our studio.

Porter Nickerson perform in the Radio Heartland studio


Porter Nickerson

Porter is known for his funky, Kottke-esque, fast-picking guitar style. Nickerson's sultry voice was already well-established in the Midwest. Joining the two forces was new for both Milwaukee musicians and we're lucky they did.